Government of the Punjab, School Education Department has issued Notification on 08-08-2018 in connection with Special Instructions Regarding Transgender Students. Detail is as under:
Apropos the subject
In order to recognize / protect the rights of transgender children in Pakistan under the Transgender Persons [Protection of Rights] Act, 2018 (Act No. XIII of 2018), it is advised that the following instructions be observed by the School Administration while dealing with Transgender Children: –
1- They must be treated on equal basis and in the Column of gender their real status (Transgender) may be mentioned at the time of admission.
2- During Annual Enrollment & Retention Campaign, equal importance may be given for Boys, Girls and Transgender in order to achieve 100 % Enrollment & Retention targets.
I am, therefore, to requested you to ensure implementation of the above directions / instruction in letter and spirit in all Government and Private Education Instructions in Punjab.
This may be treated on Top Priority.
Special thanks to Mr. Zahid Khan for sending the copy of the Notification of Special Instructions Regarding Transgender Students.